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National Health Policy 2017 aims to provide universal health coverage, quality healthcare at affordable cost

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP 2017), which aims to provide universal health coverage and deliver quality healthcare services at affordable cost to all the people of the country.

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Interview > Doctors should focus more on providing functional treatment: Dr S M Tuli

Dr Surendra Mohan Tuli is a renowned orthopaedist with over four decades of experience. He is former director of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (IMS BHU). Currently, he is practising as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro and Allied Sciences (VIMHANS) in New Delhi.

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Opinion: Is the focus of Budget 2017-18 on healthcare adequate?

The honourable Finance Minister deserves applause for increasing the budget allocated for health by 27% to Rs 48,000 crore. However, though laudable, it is hardly adequate when we look at the healthcare needs of India.

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#Budget2017 will help a large number of patients avail critical health facilities: Dr Dharminder Nagar

New Delhi: The provisions of the General Budget 2017-18 presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Wednesday will help a large number of patients avail of critical health facilities, according to Dr Dharminder Nagar, managing director, Paras Healthcare.

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#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

New Delhi: The government has decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 postgraduate medical seats per annum, according to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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No Indian pharma company features in world’s top 20 companies trying to make medicines affordable

New Delhi: Not even a single Indian pharmaceutical company features in the list of world’s top 20 companies that have attempted at making medicines affordable for those in low and middle income countries, revealed a recent study by the Netherlands-based Access to Medicine Foundation.

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19 killed as fire engulfs Odisha hospital | Kolkata hospital to pay fine for botched informed consent

At least 19 persons died after a devastating fire broke out in the dialysis ward on the second floor of SUM hospital, Bhubaneswar on Monday evening.

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JIPMER does successful skin transplant | Prescribe medicines rationally, MCI tells doctors

A team of doctors from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry claims to have successfully performed the country’s first cadaveric skin transplantation done in a government hospital.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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The government U turn on surrogacy | ‘No complaint received about surrogate exploitation’

The Indian Council of Medical Research, in a reply to a RTI application, has said: “The ICMR has not received any complaint from surrogates about their exploitation by doctors and others”.

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